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January 15th, 2014 - Make your own Wall Art

Wall art made so simple

Recycled Magazine Picture Frame:

Before you recycle your old magazines, be sure to tear out several pages to create a recycled picture frame! You will need a picture frame with a wide border (can be recycled from your home or found in a craft store), magazine pages, a wooden skewer, and a hot glue gun. Once you have your magazine pages, take the wooden skewer, place it at the edge of the magazine page (starting with the longer side), and begin tightly rolling the magazine page around the skewer. Hot glue the edge to create a nice tubular look. Starting from the outer edge of the picture frame, hot glue the "magazine page tube" to the picture frame. You may be creative with your design. Completely fill the picture frame with the recycled magazine pages and enjoy!


- Magazine pages
- Picture frame with wide border
- Wooden skewer
- Hot glue gun/ hot glue

Paint Chip Framed Art:

It's officially the winter months, and there's nothing like displaying a pop of color inside the home! Why not create art using paint chips! You will need a variety of paint chips (free samples found at your local paint store), a circle punch (we used a 1 inch circle), 3/8 inch felt pads, a frame (we used 11 x 14), and a hot glue gun. We used an inexpensive brown frame and painted it black. Simply take the advertisement sheet found inside the glass frame, turn it over, and hot glue it to the cardboard backing. You now have a white glossy background to begin the project. Punch out circles in a variety of colors. You will need enough to line up six to seven circles in one row with an inch spacing in between each circle. We started with blues and transitioned into reds. Using a ruler, measure out the spaces and place each 3/8 felt pad (self adhesive) in its spot on the white background. Hot glue each circle onto the felt pad. Once completed, place the art inside the frame and attach using glazier points. Glazier points can be found at your local craft store. Push a glazier point into the backside of the frame to secure the art. Display on the wall or place on an easel and enjoy!


- Paint chips in a variety of colors
- 1 inch circle punch
- 3/8 inch self adhesive felt pads
- Picture frame
- Glazier points
- Hot glue gun/ hot glue

Rid of winter blues with colorful containers

Paint Drip Container:

The outdoor plants are in for the winter, so let's create some creative and colorful containers simply using terra-cotta pots and paint! Cover a workspace with newspaper. Turn any size terra-cotta pot upside down. Next, using acrylic paint (any color) and pour the paint on the top (really the bottom of the pot) and allow the paint to drip down the side. That's it! Now repeat this step with as many colors as you would like. It's fun to completely cover the terra-cotta pot, or you may leave a hint of the original color too. Place your indoor plants inside these fun and colorful new containers!

Of course, remember to put a unique plant or collection of plants in your new pot. Your plant selection should be as creative as your paint colors. Vibrant bromeliads or even a collection of different succulents will help make your painted container a masterpiece.


- Terracotta pots
- Newspaper
- Acrylic paint

January 8th, 2014 - Surviving Winter's Bite - watch now

December 18th, 2013 - Garden tips and Stocking Stuffers - watch now

December 11th, 2013 - Homemade Ornaments and Stockings - watch now

November 27th, 2013 - Holiday Designer Challenge - watch now

November 13th, 2013 - Winter Plants and Homemade Ornaments - watch now

November 6th, 2013 - Winterizing Plants and Thanksgiving Table Decor- watch now

October 30th, 2013 - Winter Flowers and Thanksgiving Decorations - watch now

October 23rd, 2013 - Here are some great Halloween TIps - watch now

August 28th, 2013 - Snail Patrol - watch now

August 21st, 2013 - Dealing with Destructive Ivy - watch now

August 14th, 2013 - Bird Feeder Chandelier - watch now

August 7th, 2013 - Deadheads and Donuts - watch now

July 31st, 2013 - Beach Decorating - watch now

July 24th, 2013 - Water Sensible Gardening - watch now

July 17th, 2013 - Rose Kiling Virus - Chris tells you all about it

July 15th, 2013 - Summer Decorating ideas - watch now

July 4th, 2013 - Fun and Festive ideas - watch now

June 12th, 2013 - Outdoor Votive Candle Chandelier - watch now

June 5th, 2013 - When to plant Hydrangeas - watch now

May 29th, 2013 - Spring Decor with FLAIR! - watch now

May 15th, 2013 - Shady Fancing and Day Lilies - watch now

April 24th, 2013 - Arkansas Symphony Designer House - watch now

April 17th, 2013 - Spring facelift for your garden - watch now

April 10th, 2013 - Plants that LOVE heat - watch now

April 3rd, 2013 - Flowering Trees - watch now

March 27th, 2013 - Garden Accessories - watch now

March 20th, 2013 - Basic Winter Chores - watch now

March 15th, 2013 - Getting Ready For Spring - watch now

March 6th, 2013 - Easter Decorating - watch now

February 27th, 2013 - Easy Indoor Plants - watch now

February 20th, 2013 - Winter Chores - watch now

February 13th, 2013 - Valentine's Tips and PANIC ATTACK! watch now

February 6th, 2013 - Hardy winter plants and Valentine's Gifts - watch now

January 23rd, 2013 - Growing from Seeds - watch now

January 9th, 2013 - Easy Propagation - watch now

December 19th, 2012 - Ornaments by Nature - watch now

December 12th, 2012 - Easy Gift Ideas - watch the video

December 5th, 2012 - Chris hosts a look at Holiday Tour of Homes - check it out

November 21st, 2012 - It's all about the details when it comes to Christmas - watch the segment

November 14th, 2012 - Mom's Outdoor Oasis revealed - watch the segment

November 7th, 2012 - Planting bulbs - watch now

October 24th, 2012 - Winterizing your lawn - watch now

October 17th, 2012 - LIVE footage from the Olsen Home - watch now

October 10th, 2012 - Hardy Evergreens and Winter Containers - watch now

October 3rd, 2012 - The Perfect Pumpkin and Miniature Gardens - watch now

September 26th, 2012 - Pumpkin Terrariums and Haunting Potion Bottles - watch now

September 19th, 2012 - Spooky Pumpkins with Chris Olsen - watch now

September 12th, 2012 - Autumn Brunch and Potted Pumpkins - watch now

September 5th, 2012 - Indoor Topiaries and Fall Wreaths - watch now

August 29th, 2012 - Stepping Stones and Pickled Squash - watch now

August 15th, 2012 - Poached Apples are great - watch now

July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars and Perennial Care - watch now

July 18th, 2012 - Orange Iced Tea & Stressed Plants - watch now

July 11th, 2012 - Butterflies! - watch now

July 4th, 2012 - Zesty Corn Salad - watch now

June 27th, 2012 - Decorating for July 4th - watch now

June 6th, 2012 - Wild Animal Containers - watch now

May 23rd, 2012 - Fruit Smores are a healthy snack - watch now

May 16th, 2012 - Sweet Smelling Shrubs and Growing Citrus in the South - watch now

May 9th, 2012 - Mother's Day ideas - watch now

May 2nd, 2012 - Summer Color - watch now

April 25th, 2012 - Terrariums and Glowing Containers - watch now

April 18th, 2012 - Beet and Apple Green Salad and Deer Proofing - watch now

April 11th, 2012 - Make potted containers hot and Pots with a twist - watch now

April 4th, 2012 - Easter table and Heat tolerant plants - watch now

March 28th, 2012 - Easter Nest and Yard Art Bunny - check it out

March 21st, 2012 - Made in the shade

March 14th, 2012 - Get Ready for Spring

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flower Delights! Watch the videos!

February 22nd, 2012 - Using PH to alter plant colors - watch now

February 17th, 2012 - Planting Winter Vegetables and Spring and Summer Color - watch now

February 1st, 2012 - Great Valentines segment - watch now

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